hi, my 02 silverado got a new starter motor and still wouldn't start. i thought the battery may be low so it was left charging. next morning i tried to start it and nothing. only difference is that it makes a clicking noise without the key being in the ignition and it sounds like it's coming from under the truck, not entirely sure what's going on. Any thoughts guys.

Asked by Feb 15, 2016 at 03:46 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4 Dr LT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced starter motor and fuel pump

2 Answers

Possible ignition issue in the steering column? That's my best guess.


Make sure all the wires are properly connected and clean. What did you replace the starter? Was it the same problem? Did you have the old starter tested before buying a new one? Like Tyler mentioned, it just may be the switch. Check the fuses also. When you turn on the switch, do you hear the solenoid click? Can you get it to turn over with a jump? If so, check the battery and battery connections. Most accessories will turn off when the switch is set to the start position. Do they still do that? If not, it may be the switch. Can you test the connection at the starter for power when you turn the switch to start? If you have power to the starter, you have a bad starter or bad connection. If the solenoid engages, pull the starter and check if it is making the proper connections to the flywheel. You may need to put shams on it.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
391 Great Deals out of 30,326 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,623 Great Deals out of 173,230 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500
142 Great Deals out of 5,397 listings starting at $2,661
Used GMC Sierra 2500
158 listings starting at $5,795
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
117 Great Deals out of 14,137 listings starting at $2,799
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
394 Great Deals out of 48,523 listings starting at $1,899
Used Ford F-150
3,183 Great Deals out of 218,644 listings starting at $1,200
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,155 Great Deals out of 64,157 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
12 Great Deals out of 279 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500
17 Great Deals out of 521 listings starting at $5,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
429 Great Deals out of 11,072 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tundra
672 Great Deals out of 34,180 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.